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Encyclopedia > Sogn og Fjordane
Sogn og Fjordane fylke
County NO-14
Region Vestlandet
Administrative centre Leikanger
County mayor Nils R. Sandal
Area
 - Total
 - Percentage
Ranked 8
18,623 km²
5.81 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 17
107,222
2.34 %
-0.3 %
6/km²
Gross Regional Product
 - Total (2001)
 - Percentage
 - GRP/capita
Ranked 16
24,923 million NOK
1.63 %
231,982 NOK

Sogn og Fjordane is a county in Norway, bordering Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Buskerud and Hordaland. The county administration is in Leikanger. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Location map for Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke - until 1918 known as amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... Norway is divided into five different major regions (landsdel): Sørlandet Østlandet (Austlandet) Vestlandet Trøndelag Nord-Norge (Nord-Noreg) These divisions are by convention, based on geographical and also dialectical differences. ... Vestlandet is the geographical region of the Atlantic coast of southern Norway. ... The municipality Leikanger in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 2,199 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... Krone is the name of the currency used in Norway. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke - until 1918 known as amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Møre og Romsdal is a county in the northernmost part of the Vestlandet region of Norway, and borders the counties of Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane. ... Oppland is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Akershus, Oslo and Hedmark. ... Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark, and Vestfold. ... Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. ... The municipality Leikanger in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 2,199 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ...


The county is divided into three landscapes, Sogn, Sunnfjord and Nordfjord. Sogn surrounds Sognefjorden. Its length, from Solund on the offshore island of Sula in the North Sea to Skjolden, at the head of its longest branch, the Lustrafjorden, is 204 km. It is mainly a rural area with scattered population. It includes the biggest glacier in Norway, Jostedalsbreen, and the deepest lake, Hornindalsvannet. In the Jotunheim mountains is Vettisfossen, Norway's fourth highest waterfall, with a vertical drop of 275 m. Cruise ships visit the district all summer, because of the unique vistas of high mountains and deep blue fjords. Sogn is a landscape in the western part of Norway, surrounding Sognefjorden. ... Sunnfjord is a landscape in Norway located in the county of Sogn og Fjordane. ... Nordfjord is a fjord and landscape in the county of Sogn og Fjordane in Norway. ... An arm of the Sognefjord Sognefjorden (or Sognefjord, the suffix -en is a form of the definite article in the Norwegian language) is the second largest fjord in the world after Scoresby Sund on Greenland, and the largest in Norway. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Briksdalsbreen is one of the more popular parts of Jostedalsbreen Jostedalsbreen or Jostedal Glacier, is the biggest glacier in continental Europe. ... Jotunheim is the world of the giants (two types: rock and frost, collectively called Jotuns) in the Norse Mythology. ... Vettisfossen located in the mountain range of Jotunheimen, is the fourth tallest single drop of a waterfall in Norway, at 275 m. ...


Although Sogn og Fjordane has some industry, predominantly hydroelectricity and aluminium, it is predominately agricultural. The nature changes quite rapidly as more smaller mountains on the coastal line and gradually increasing in to mountains almost reaching 8000 feet. Because of the inland rising steeply, fjords cutting trough, the amount of percipitation is very high. Low pressure system come in from the west, meet the mountains thus causing rain and snowfall.


Sogn og Fjordane is also home to the Urnes stave church, which is listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The municipality Luster in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 4,968 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1946. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...


Municipalities

The municipality Askvoll in the county of Norway, has 3,344 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Aurland in the county of Norway, has 1,807 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Balestrand in the county of Norway, has 1,506 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Bremanger in the county of Norway, has 4,093 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Eid is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. ... The municipality Fjaler in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 2,935 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Flora in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 11,323 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Sogn og Fjordane Landscape Sunnfjord Municipality NO-1432 Administrative centre Førde Mayor (2003) Nils Gjerland (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 186 586 km² 553 km² 0. ... The municipality Gaular in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 2,776 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004 Categories: Municipalities of Norway ... County Sogn og Fjordane Landscape Nordfjord Municipality NO-1445 Administrative centre Sandane Mayor (2003) Anders Ryssdal (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 104 1,028 km² 961 km² 0. ... The municipality Gulen in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 2,473 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Hornindal in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 1,197 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Hyllestad in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 1,528 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Sogn og Fjordane Landscape Municipality NO-1416 Administrative centre Høyanger Mayor (2003) Kjartan Longva (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 121 908 km² 838 km² 0. ... County Sogn og Fjordane Landscape Sunnfjord Municipality NO-1431 Administrative centre Skei i Jølster Mayor (2003) Gerd Dvergsdal (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 166 671 km² 620 km² 0. ... The municipality Leikanger in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 2,199 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Luster in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 4,968 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Sogn og Fjordane Landscape Sogn Municipality NO-1422 Administrative centre Lærdal Mayor (2005) Knut O. Aarethun (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 66 1,342 km² 1,278 km² 0. ... Naustdal is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, in the area of Sunnfjord. ... The municipality Selje in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 3,037 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Sogn og Fjordane Landscape Sogn Municipality NO-1420 Administrative centre Sogndal Mayor (2003) Karen Marie Hjelmeseter (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 146 746 km² 736 km² 0. ... The municipality Solund in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 921 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... The municipality Stryn in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, has 6,855 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. ... Vík í Mýrdal, a village in southern Iceland, is also referred to as Vik. ... County Sogn og Fjordane Landscape Nordfjord Municipality NO-1439 Administrative centre MÃ¥løy Mayor (2004) Roger Bernt Silden (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 348 176 km² 171 km² 0. ... County Sogn og Fjordane Landscape Sogn Municipality NO-1424 Administrative centre Ã…rdalstangen Mayor (2003) Arild Ingar Lægreid (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 108 976 km² 931 km² 0. ...

External links

  • County web site
  • NRK County encyclopedia


Counties of Norway Coat of arms of Norway
Akershus | Aust-Agder | Buskerud | Finnmark | Hedmark | Hordaland | Møre og Romsdal | Nordland | Nord-Trøndelag | Oppland | Oslo | Østfold | Rogaland | Sogn og Fjordane | Sør-Trøndelag | Telemark | Troms | Vest-Agder | Vestfold


Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke - until 1918 known as amter, singular - amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Norway coat of arms This image also exists on the commons as Image:Norway_coat. ... County NO-02 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Oslo County mayor Hildur Horn Øien (KrF) Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 16 4,918 km² 1. ... County NO-09 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Arendal County mayor Oddvar Skaiaa Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 14 9,157 km² 2. ... Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark, and Vestfold. ... Finnmark (Sami Finnmárku) is a county in the extreme north of Norway, bordering Troms, Finland (Lapland), and Russia (Murmansk Oblast). ... Hedmark is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus. ... Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. ... Møre og Romsdal is a county in the northernmost part of the Vestlandet region of Norway, and borders the counties of Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane. ... Nordland is a county in Norway, bordering Troms and Nord-Trøndelag. ... County NO-17 Region Trøndelag Administrative centre Steinkjer County mayor Inger Lise Gjørv Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 6 22,412 km² 6. ... Oppland is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Akershus, Oslo and Hedmark. ... County Oslo NO-03 Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... Østfold is a county in southeastern Norway, bordering Akershus and southwestern Sweden (Västra Götaland County and Värmland), while Vestfold is on the other side of the bay. ... Rogaland is a county in Norway, bordering Hordaland, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. ... Sør-Trøndelag is a county in the area Trøndelag in Norway, bordering Nord-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Oppland and Hedmark. ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... Troms is a county in Norway, bordering Finnmark and Nordland. ... Vest-Agder is a county in Norway, bordering Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... Vestfold is a county in Norway, bordering Buskerud and Telemark. ...

Regions of Norway Flag of Norway

Østlandet | Sørlandet | Vestlandet | Trøndelag | Nord-Norge Norway is divided into five different major regions (landsdel): Sørlandet Østlandet (Austlandet) Vestlandet Trøndelag Nord-Norge (Nord-Noreg) These divisions are by convention, based on geographical and also dialectical differences. ... Flag of Norway, large The Norwegian flag is high red with a white-bordered, dark blue cross. ... Østlandet is the geographical region of the eastern part of Norway. ... Sørlandet is the geographical region (landsdel) of the Skagerrak coast of southern Norway. ... Vestlandet is the geographical region of the Atlantic coast of southern Norway. ... Trøndelag is the name of a geographical region in the middle of Norway, consisting of the two counties Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag. ... Nord-Norge (Norwegian for Northern Norway) is the name of the geographical region of northern Norway, consisting of the three counties Nordland, Troms and Finnmark. ...


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Ancestors from Norway - Sogn og Fjordane (1184 words)
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1900 census - Sogn og Fjordane from Digitalarkivet at the University of Bergen.
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Sogn og Fjordane fylkeskommune har lagt ut forslag til revidert handlingsprogram (2008 – 2009) og langtidsprogram (2010 – 2015) for offentleg høyring.
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